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Retired Gen. Tommy Franks Says U.S. Should Put Iraq On 5-Year Plan

Retired Gen. Tommy Franks Says U.S. Should Put Iraq On 5-Year Plan: "Retired Gen. Tommy Franks Says U.S. Should Put Iraq On 5-Year Plan

Franks Talks Candidly In Exclusive Interview With PARADE Magazine About War,
Israel, Saddam and Osama

NEW YORK, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Retired Gen. Tommy Franks, who led U.S.
troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, says he never thought the U.S. could be out of
Iraq in a year. Five years, he says, is a realistic timeline. 'It takes time
to solve problems when you're talking about 25 to 26 million people,' Franks
tells PARADE magazine for this Sunday's issue, noting that Iraq has to dig
itself out of a '30-year hole.'
Franks, 59, who retired from the military in July 2003, had a lot to say
in this exclusive interview with PARADE, his first national interview since
leaving command:"

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